Pioneers Rest Cemetery

Compiled by Weldon Hudson and Barbara Knox

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The cemetery where the pioneers of Fort Worth, Texas lie at rest. Pioneers Rest Cemetery contains a complete list of burials from Fort Worth's oldest community cemetery dating back to 1849. It is a compilation of burial information of the historical Pioneers Rest Cemetery in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. The information has been taken from the headstones and records of the Pioneers Rest Cemetery Association. Added obituaries from Fort Worth papers and biographical information were gleaned from newspapers and family members. This book has a complete full name index and will be valuable to the researchers of early Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

A committee comprised of Fort Worth Genealogical Society members walked the cemetery and copied every stone. They made notes of sites without stones. The listing of the cemetery is by lot and block so that those persons searching for a gravesite will have a guide.

Many years after the first burials in 1850, the Pioneers Rest Cemetery Association was formally organized. In 1870, a lot and block map was drafted and filed in the Tarrant County Court House. A copy of this map is included.

Photographs of selected monuments can be found in the special picture section. Descendants of some of the early families were contacted and have been very helpful in allowing their cherished pictures to be copied. Photographs of early citizens are included as a result of the cooperation of the staff of the Genealogy Department of the Fort Worth Public Library -- Central Library.

Historical background, biographical sketches, 53 photographs, maps, CSA burials, and much more. Hard cover, Smythe sewn, deluxe library binding, 8 1/2" x 11", 60 lb. acid free paper, 260 pages.

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  NOTICE: The few remaining copies of the Pioneers Rest Cemetery book have been bundled up and will be taken to the Fall Fest at Pioneers Rest Cemetery on October 15th, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. They expect to sell out, so get there early if you want to claim a copy.  Unless we find some more copies lying about, this may be your last opportunity to purchase this book.

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